Implications of corporal punishment on primary school going Children www.iosrjournals.org 58 | Page this debate is raging across schools and there is an attempt to raise awareness about the adverse effects on children of beatings in schools. School corporal punishment refers to inflicting deliberate physical and emotional pain or discomfort in response to undesired behavior by students in schools. It often involves striking the student either across the buttocks or palms of their hands [1] [2] with a tool such as a rattan cane , wooden paddle , slipper , leather strap or wooden yardstick.

School corporal punishment refers to inflicting deliberate physical and emotional pain or discomfort in response to undesired behavior by students in schools. It often involves striking the student either across the buttocks or palms of their hands [1] [2] with a tool such as a rattan cane , wooden paddle , slipper , leather strap or wooden yardstick.